Ana Rosa Lopez Perez: November 2016

ATAC-seq (Assay for Transposase-Accessible Chromatin using sequencing) is a quite new technique that allows us to understand how accessible the chromatin is.

No one in my lab new the technique so I decided to learn it from a group that had been using it for a while, Ferenc Mueller lab. I collected some samples and went there to learn how to do the technique and then be able to set up the technique in my lab.

I spent two weeks in Birmingham and with the help of Ferenc Mueller and Fabio D’Orazio, I was able to learn all the steps of the technique and understand better the results I could expect from it.

During my two weeks there I also found time to enjoy Birmingham, that was already ready for Christmas, and of course I did a day trip to Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare’s birthplace with my ITN partners Fabio and Sanjana.

Birmingham Christmas Market Birmingham Christmas Market